APOLLO-EU (Alliance Platform for Liveable and Low-Carbon Communities in Europe) aims to support the uptake of the Clean Bus Deployment Initiative (CBDI) across the European Member States.
The project aims to create a platform for cities, public transport operators and authorities, infrastructure providers, OEMs, financing entities as well civil society representatives to boost clean bus deployment across Europe as an alternative to cars. This platform brings together European transport authorities and operators with varying degrees of clean bus deployment know-how to boost and support the exchange of knowledge and expertise. APOLLO-EU is comprehensive in that it covers all kinds of clean vehicles, battery-electric, fuel cell, CNG, battery-trolleys as well as plug-in hybrids.
APOLLO-EU supports capacity building and ensures that the technical, procedural, and operational know-how on clean bus deployment is effectively and widely transferred beyond the circle of cities that can be considered front-runners in Europe. This is done through the Clean Bus Europe Platform, which offers European cities the opportunity in order to learn from cities that have already set up clean bus schemes through tools such as study visits and webinars. Furthermore, it will provide them with tailored technical assistance in the transition towards clean buses. Lessons learned from previous and current European key research projects like ZeEUS, ASSURED, JIVE, EBSF_2, and ELIPTIC will be systematically assessed and shared to show the wide array of existing solutions related to clean bus technologies.
APOLLO-EU is a service contract by the European Commission and is coordinated by UITP - International Association of Public Transport. Project Partners include POLIS, FIT Consulting Srl, Rupprecht Consult GmbH, and Thinkstep AG.
You can find more information about the Clean Bus Deployment Initiative here.